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Worldwide Open Data Sites Hi, it’s been a while since I posted last! The Tableau Public team has been busy launching author profiles (here’s mine) and expanding the free application’s data limit from 100k rows to 1M rows, so I haven’t posted very often this summer. After wrapping up another project I’m working on, I’ll pick it back up again here at DataRemixed. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a handy dandy tool that helps users find Open Data sites around the world. In researching sites to give users who are looking to find data to play with, I came across a data.gov website called “Open Data Sites” that provides a csv file containing a bunch of links to sites (292 294 of them) from different countries (48 50 different ones, to be exact). If you know of other useful sites to find publicly available data sets, I’d love it if you’d leave a comment for everyone else’s benefit. Thanks for stopping by, Ben

Gangrule – The History of the Mafia China Will Build Largest Super Particle Collider China has announced it will build the largest super particle collider by 2028. The world was amazed at the development of the Large Hadron Collider built at CERN in 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland but that particle collider will be considered small after China builds the super particle collider it has planned. China has been quietly paving the way for the creation of this super particle accelerator and if it is successful will become a leading country in particle physics, overtaking Europe and the U.S. as leaders in physics. Scientists at the Institute of High Energy Physics in Beijing are working with physicists from around the world to build this “Higgs boson factory” by 2028. The Higgs boson is an atomic particle that has been of great interest in high energy physics and was discovered at CERN on July 4, 2012. After 48 years of speculation, the experiment at CERN final proved that the Higgs boson particle existed. The proposed super particle collider is estimated to cost $3 billion.

Poodwaddle POODWADDLE WORLD CLOCKThe World Stats Counter (V 7.0) This minute 250 babies will be born, 100 people will die, 20 violent crimes will be reported, and the US debt will climb $1 million. The World Clock tells more than time. The World Clock is too large for a single page. You can rotate the map by dragging left or right or by clicking the left and right buttons on the menu. The menu provides several filter options. We show two types of stats:1.

Welcome to Alcatraz Welcome to AlcatrazHistory.com! Alcatraz History was designed to help introduce you to the rich history of Alcatraz during the penitentiary years and many of the inmates who called "the Rock" home. From the mid 1930's until the mid 1960's, Alcatraz was America 's premier maximum-security prison, the final stop for the nation's most incorrigible inmates. Today, Alcatraz is a place of contradictions, with a grim past and an enduring future as one of San Francisco 's most prominent landmarks and tourist attractions. AlcatrazHistory.com explores this history through brief narratives and photos, and serves as an excellent reference for researchers seeking a basic collection of information. If you find that your interest and research needs go beyond the basic, we offer an exceptional reference book for $26.99. Thank you for taking time to visit, and we hope you enjoy learning about the rich history of Alcatraz and its former residents. Robert F.

97% of corrupt officials are men, 47% keep mistresses and 42% have a master's degree This morning Renmin University of China published a new research report analyzing the statistics behind China's corruption cases from 2000 to the present day. 97 per cent of corrupt officials are men, and 47 per cent keep at least one mistress. At 17 per cent, the single biggest sector responsible for corruption is state-owned enterprises. Of these, 60 per cent were "first hand" officials, meeting highly placed individuals at the top of their organization whose corruption effects the whole organization and everyone in it. 37 per cent of corrupt officials have bachelors degrees, while 42 per cent are masters graduates. 9 per cent hold a PhD and 3 per cent have returned to China from studying abroad. Some of the means suggested to prevent corruption i the report include strengthening supervision behind working hours and publicly declaring assets. The report also enumerated the "classic process" whereby businessmen and government officials beginning trading power for cash: Stop the presses!

UNdata Uniform Crime Reporting The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program has been the starting place for law enforcement executives, students of criminal justice, researchers, members of the media, and the public at large seeking information on crime in the nation. The program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet the need for reliable uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics. Today, four annual publications, Crime in the United States, National Incident-Based Reporting System, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, and Hate Crime Statistics are produced from data received from over 18,000 city, university/college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily participating in the program. The FBI is undertaking a wholesale redesign and redevelopment of the system that has supported the FBI’s UCR Program for more than 30 years.

PHOTOS: Hongkongers opt for 'McWeddings' in local McDonald's The big question being popped right now by hopeful Hongkongers: “Would you like fries with that?” The golden arches universally recognized as the McDonalds logo have come to stand for something else in Hong Kong: "Marriage." The fast-food chain has expanded its local menu, not only selling happy meals but also happy marriages on the side. The McWedding, currently exclusive to 15 venues in the territory, offers a basic Warm and Sweet Wedding Package for 50 guests for just HK$9,999. Glad you asked. And the affordable menu isn't the only factor enticing couples to tie the knot at the joint affectionaly known as Mak Kee. ”We started the program because many customers tell us that McDonald’s is where they first started dating," said spokesperson Jessica Lee, "McDonald’s is where their love stories grew." "Ba-da-ba-ba-ba I’m lovin’ it…and you…I love you too, baby" The only way this could get any better is if Ronald McDonald himself were to get ordained….

29 Satirical Illustrations That Will Make You Question The World Around You Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski has worked in satirical illustration since 2004, specializing in thought-provoking images that make his audience question their everyday lives. His subjects deal with everything from social media to politics to poverty, and while most of them can be interpreted in more than one way, it's clear that they all have at least one very distinct message behind them. Many of these made me uncomfortable... but in a good way. Even if you don't agree with the messages behind some of these illustrations, it's impossible not to appreciate the creativity involved in them. Maybe we really do need to start paying more attention to the things we accept as part of our daily reality. Check out Pawel's website here! H/T: imgur.com

rainbowjarhead comments on What if China becomes a democracy? Parable of the Polygons - a playable post on the shape of society This is a story of how harmless choices can make a harmful world. These little cuties are 50% Triangles, 50% Squares, and 100% slightly shapist. But only slightly! In fact, every polygon prefers being in a diverse crowd: You can only move them if they're unhappy with their immediate neighborhood. Once they're OK where they are, you can't move them until they're unhappy with their neighbors again. “I wanna move if less than 1/3 of my neighbors are like me.” Harmless, right? drag & drop unhappy polygons until nobody is unhappy: (just move them to random empty spots. don't think too much about it.) And... our shape society becomes super segregated. Sometimes a neighborhood just becomes square, and it's not their fault if no triangles wanna stick around. In this next bit, unhappy shapes automatically move to random empty spots. run this simulation a few times. what happens? What's up with that? Small individual bias can lead to large collective bias. Equality is an unstable equilibrium. Woah.

This could be useful for your country reports. It collects information gathered in the global attitude surveys Pew does. by rompenni Aug 29

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